Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
NB. I can't guarantee which transfer, if it's complete or uncut, etc etc, but it will be stitchable and nice.
First one, from the aforeblogged Vogart 703, especially for Claire:
And here are a couple of modern ones that I found at the op-shop on Monday - scanned for Steph:
A little wee bird:
If you drop by, be sure to vote in my sidebar poll - so far "people" are leading! It also lets me know what you'd like to see more of. I seem to be the only punter who voted for "kitties" ...and I didn't dare put "chickens" as an option!
Although now that I think about it, maybe you're supposed to put him with the little girls, he's the right scale for that.
There's no word lettering on this one, so for a change, you can choose what day you do which chore (except for maybe church on Sunday, the little girl is there with a hymnbook singing away. ) Anyway, I picked baking and ironing to share...I love her frilly bloomers!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
As I was extracting the morning glories from this Workbasket transfer, I thought I'd show you the "Mexican designs for luncheon cloths and napkins." The instructions recommend using "bright fiesta colours - red, green, blue, orange and turquoise". The girl is rather pretty:
I'm not sure if she's got her eyes shut in a coquettish flutter, or she's about to pass out from the weight of the fruit on her head! I've never been to Mexico, but from my impressions of the country from Stitchy World, every woman walks around with a fruit basket on her head, and every man will sing to you:
This mariachi fellow looks a bit cheesy to me!
And of course, there's always a donkey:
Alas, no chickens.
The first one is a Workbasket transfer, from sheet 2-943:
[click on the pic for large size}
The other one is an anonymous pattern that was included in a bundle I got somewhere along the line. It also has roses and there are no markings on the sheet. My guess is that it was made by Superior, as the transfer ink is a sort of metallic green that I've noticed on the older Superior transfers I've got. This pattern is for cutwork, and I'm thinking it's pre-1940 by the design style and the age of the paper.
If I get any more morning glory patterns, I'll definitely share them.
Update - I just realised I've got some more morning glories on Workbasket 82...here they are:
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Speaking of pillowcases, the ever-lovely LucyEllen pointed me to Renee's Embroidery Patterns photoset, and I found this design. Isn't it so sweet? I'll have to stitch this up on a baby quilt or pillowcase, I think it's adorable. Check out the rest of Renee's pics for some very cute patterns to stitch. Hooray for sharing!
Just so that you don't think I'm all britchin' and no stitchin' here's a pic of a couple of my latest pillowcases. Stitching pillowcases seems to be my latest obsession, and I can't wait to get them on the bed, so I haven't got a decent photo of them!
You may recognise the sleepy girls from the Vogart pattern, the "sweet dreams" motif is from a 1940's Simplicity pattern, but copyright prevents me from sharing that. (It would be easy to design your own along similar lines.) The rooster case at the back is from a Workbasket sheet I have, and Floresita has also shared it on her blog. (I had to get a chicken into the bedroom somehow!)
As an aside, I didn't make that quilt that they're sitting on, but I couldn't help buying it as I loved the colours.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
When I got this kitty and the other 6 DOW transfers, they were already cut, so I didn't know where they were from. I suspected they were Workbasket due to the red ink and type of paper. So hooray for Floresita, who had already identified and shared the "wash" kitty here. I don't have the whole sheet though, only the set of kitties.
This "clean" one was my favourite...although, I have 4 cats, and I've never seen one wielding a broom and doing any cleaning for me!
Monday, January 7, 2008
Here's a nice little pattern from 'Woman and Home' magazine of 1947. Use felt to make some little clothes for someone's favourite dolly. I really like the little booties, and think you could easily resize and adapt them to make cute baby shoes. Click on the picture and "all sizes" in Flickr to print and read instructions.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
As I'm having a picture day today (well that's what it's turned into) I thought I'd share one I've done.
Further examination of my 'South of the Border' pattern revealed two unused donkey transfers. So I decided to use one for stiching up a redwork "penny square" for a swap I'm in. Much cuteness!
Further to this post, Colonial Stitcher has stitched up the very cute (yes, you know I love chickens!) on a gorgeous tea towel. She sells her work through Etsy - check out her other stitched creations here. (I was going to buy it, but I found her store about 30 minutes after I was told I had to get 4 new tyres for my car, and my bank account shrivelled up.) Anyway...
Yay! I love to see what people make with the patterns.
Here's some nice eye candy for you, this is a pic of Gigi's linen collection. Gigi says "My mother-in-law handed all of these gorgeous linens down to me from her two aunties. They will be cherished."
Lucky girl! I think we should all start stitching gorgeous things to either start or add to our own family collections. Alas, I don't have any handed down linens, but my collection of "adoptees" is always growing!